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A NUMBER OF TECHNOLOGIES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS CRITICAL TOACHIEVING THE…

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Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2830
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2830
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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SANTECH, INC.
6727 Flanders Drive SAN DIEGO, CA 92121-
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: A NUMBER OF TECHNOLOGIES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS CRITICAL TOACHIEVING THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ADVANCED ROTARY COMBINATION ENGINE PROGRAM.
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A NUMBER OF TECHNOLOGIES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS CRITICAL TOACHIEVING THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ADVANCED ROTARY COMBINATION ENGINE PROGRAM. AMONG THESE ARE A HIGHER HOT STRENGTH ALUMINUM ALLOY, A LIGHT-WEIGHT ROTOR, AND ALTERNATE APEX SEAL/TROCHOID COATING MATERIALS. A NEW METAL MATRIX COMPOSITE, A CAST SILICON CARBIDE/ALUMINUM WHICH IS FABRICATED UTILIZING CONVENTIONAL FOUNDRY PROCESSES, HAS MANY CHARACTERISTICS THAT MAKE IT A DESIRABLE MATERIALS CANDIDATE FOR THE ABOVE-MENTIONED APPLICATIONS. RELATIVE TO THE BASE ALUMINUM ALLOY, SPECIFICSTIFFNESS AND SPECIFIC STRENGTH INCREASES OF 70 PERCENT AND 30 PERCENT, RESPECTIVELY, CAN BE OBTAINED. AN OPERATIONS TEMPERATURE OF 550 DEGREES F MAY BE POSSIBLE. FATIGUE RESISTANCE IS EQUIVALENT TO STAINLESS STEEL AND WEAR RESISTANCE IS ENHANCED. THERMAL EXPANSION IS REDUCED WHICH SHOULD INCREASE COMPATIBILITY WITH HOUSING COATINGS. A PRELIMINARY MECHANICAL AND THERMAL PROPERTIES TEST PROGRAMWILL BE CONDUCTED ON SIC/AL COMPOSITES, UTILIZING CASTING ALLOYS OF INTEREST TO THE ROTARY ENGINE PROGRAM. AN EVALUATION WILL BE MAKE OF POSSIBLE ROTARY ENGINE COMPONENT APPLICATIONS AND COMPARED WITH BASELINE MATERIALS. A STUDY OF THE COMPATIBILITY OF IMPROVED COATINGS WITH THE SIC/AL MATERIAL WILL ALSO BE CONDUCTED.

Principal Investigator:

H m stoller
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

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Santech Inc
8205 Harwood Ave Ne Albuquerque, NM 87110

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